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Succeed 2015 Nonprofit Organization of the Year Faith Community Homes (FCH) has been serving the Arlington Heights and Palatine communities since 2003, working with low-income families who are at risk of becoming homeless. They help them attain a higher level of self-sufficiency and financial stability, said Charles Warner, Executive Director. FCH was founded by the Ministerial Association of Arlington Heights, but operates independently.

approximately 20 local churches of all denominations. “About half of our program budget goes to supplement rent for these families. We ask each family to start by paying 30 percent of their monthly income toward rent and we pick up the balance. Gradually, they pick up more and more of the rent until they can pay 100 percent of it,” Warner said.

FCH also distributes food at the holidays, donated gas “In about one-third of the cases, we help them find an apartcards and even furniture to new renters. A local salon even ment to rent from a local landlord, but most of the families Images by David Kay, Ltd. who come to us already have a housing situation that they are organized a holiday gift program for FCH children and FCH in danger of losing. Case managers work with each family, but so do volunteer mentors distributed the collected gifts. who assist them with budgeting, keeping records, increasing their incomes, making goals and planning for the future,” Warner said. “The Chamber of Commerce assists us by spreading the word about Faith Community Homes. Through them we have found volunteers, donors, needy families and even a board member. They pass the word about us and that is invaluable to an organization On average, FCH assists 17 families annually and receives its funding from Wheeling and like ours,” Warner added. Palatine Townships, the Village of Arlington Heights, foundation grants, individuals and

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